Julius Meinl was established in 1862 and today is managed by the 5th generation of the family. It all started with the innovative idea of Julius Meinl more than 150 years ago, to be the first company to sell roasted coffee. Before, only the green coffee beans were sold which people then had to roast themselves. The idea was met with instant success and very soon Julius Meinl became an institution in the Austrian food market.
Over the following years, over 1,000 shops were opened in Austria and Eastern Europe – some as Meinl shops and some on a franchise basis – and contributed to the growing popularity of the Meinl brand. Julius Meinl stands for tradition, delicious indulgence, quality and expertise and is one of the strongest brands Austria has ever had – more than 95% of all Austrians know the Meinl logo with its famous “Maure“. Today, Julius Meinl is the market leader for coffee in Austria and, worldwide, more than 1 billion cups of Julius Meinl coffee are being served every year.
Julius Meinl am Graben, the flagship of the Julius-Meinl chain, is located right in the centre of Vienna – a culinary piece of art on three floors and Austria’s premier address for connoisseurs from around the world. Over the last 40 years, the delicatessen shop has developed to become the Austrian “Mecca for connoisseurs and gourmands“ and, with its broad range of high quality products including more than 17,000 items from approximately 100 countries, the shop plays a major role in the Austrian food market.The famous service and stimulating atmosphere make shopping at Julius Meinl am Graben a special experience.
In 1999 the shop at the Graben was completely refurbished, and since the turn of the millennium has been able to offer its extensive international selection over three floors. Julius Meinl am Graben keeps especially close contact with smaller-scale producers to assure the scope and variety of our product range up to our customers' expectations but also to promote regional specialities and peculiarities as well as to maintain our high quality standards. To set new trends in the delicatessen trade and to satisfy even the most extravagant demands of our customers, the buyers of Julius Meinl am Graben are constantly looking for interesting high quality products, either for sale or for use by our own, toque seal-awarded cuisine.
In addition to the large variety of products with international brand names, Julius Meinl am Graben creates premium products under its own brand which can be found almost throughout the entire product range. i.e. handmade chocolates, different kinds of coffee, tea and jam, wines, sparkling wines and spirits. For this purpose, we select domestic and foreign producers who guarantee quality rather than quantity. Since March 2013, select Julius Meinl brand products and top sellers can even be purchased at the new Meinl-Shop in the Vienna Kempinski hotel.
Approximately 200 staff work at Julius Meinl am Graben, sharing and setting an example for our credo “to offer the best service“ – by providing competent advice across all departments and by supporting our customers during and after their purchase (e.g. packaging and wrapping service at the till etc.).